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The Resource I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi

I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi

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I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays
Title
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Bassey Ikpi
Title variation
I am telling the truth, but I am lying
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy. From her early childhood in Nigeria through her adolescence in Oklahoma, Bassey Ikpi lived with a tumult of emotions, cycling between extreme euphoria and deep depression--sometimes within the course of a single day. By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Def Poetry Jam, channeling her life into art. But beneath the façade of the confident performer, Bassey's mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II. In I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying, Bassey Ikpi breaks open our understanding of mental health by giving us intimate access to her own. Exploring shame, confusion, medication, and family in the process, Bassey looks at how mental health impacts every aspect of our lives--how we appear to others, and more importantly to ourselves--and challenges our preconception about what it means to be "normal." Viscerally raw and honest, the result is an exploration of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of who we are--and the ways, as honest as we try to be, each of these stories can also be a lie
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BYV
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Ikpi, Bassey
Dewey number
616.89/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Ikpi, Bassey
  • Manic-depressive illness
Label
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi
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volume
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rdacontent
Contents
The first essay is to prove to you that I have a childhood -- When they come for me -- the hands that held me -- Young girls they do get weary -- Yaka -- Becoming a liar -- Tehuti -- The quiet before -- Take two for pain -- Like a war -- This is what happens -- What it feels like -- Beauty in the breakdown -- It has a name -- Side effects may include -- Life sentence -- As hopeless as smoke -- The day before -- We don't wear blues -- Some days are fine -- When we bleed -- Searching for magic,
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780062698346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1101639650
  • 684985
  • (OCoLC)1101639650
Label
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first essay is to prove to you that I have a childhood -- When they come for me -- the hands that held me -- Young girls they do get weary -- Yaka -- Becoming a liar -- Tehuti -- The quiet before -- Take two for pain -- Like a war -- This is what happens -- What it feels like -- Beauty in the breakdown -- It has a name -- Side effects may include -- Life sentence -- As hopeless as smoke -- The day before -- We don't wear blues -- Some days are fine -- When we bleed -- Searching for magic,
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780062698346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1101639650
  • 684985
  • (OCoLC)1101639650

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